I'm so thankful for this month's SOAP event! It's gotten me motivated and excited for the upcoming holiday season. And lately I've been smitten with vintage sheet music for Christmas ornaments and decor. But if you don't have any on hand, don't worry! It's very easy to make your own and turn it into a one-of-a-kind ornament.
This project started off with a clear, plastic and super inexpensive ornament. To create my sheet music, I simply stamped some of the images from Musical Backgrounds on a sheet of plain copy paper using black distress ink. I then cut the paper into approximately 1/2 inch wide strips. I wanted them to look more aged, so I added some Antique Linen distress ink with a sponge. I did both sides, since I knew it would show through the ornament. Then I simply rolled them loosely and put them into the ornament, adding more strips until it was to my liking. Then it's time for embellishments! I first created this tag using Say it Loud - Winter Holiday:
I glittered it up with my favorite chunky glitter. And then I added what is now my favorite thing, a little snowflake trinket which I created by stamping the snowflake image from Santa's Coming to Town using white StazOn ink and stamping it onto clear cardstock (acetate or transparency). It's so hard to photograph, but I think you can make it out:
And here's the ornament hanging so you can get a better idea of what it will look like on a tree:
Okay, so I'm set on a vintage music theme for my tree this year. Now I have to get crackin' on many, many more of these ornaments!
Make sure you stop by and visit some of the other design team members today. There’s sure to be some wonderful eye candy here…
Claire Brennan (Owner)
Jennifer Holmes (you’re here!)
Thanks for joining me today. Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of November SOAP!